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$2 Million Available in Cooperative Agreement for Increase of Access to Water in Senegal

Oct 20, 2019 - Targeted News Service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development announced that it expects to award a cooperative agreement for the increase of access to water in Matam Region, Senegal, specifically in communities where poor access to water facilities is undermining children's ability to learn.

The award ceiling for this funding opportunity is $2 million. The agency said the grant was associated with education.

The funding is open to local non U.S. non governmental organizations.

The agency description of the grant states: "Together with community members as a whole, students and teachers in remote and vulnerable communities will have either increased low-cost entry points to safe water or entirely new sources. Where appropriate, in order to sustain gains made, a financial governance model will be instituted to ensure sustainability in the form of fee-for-service approaches that allow for minimal funds to be collected for upkeep and maintenance needs. Specifically, it is anticipated that since School Management Committees (SMCs) and Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) already serve as resources in the community, they will be available to provide participatory governance in water point maintenance organiz...